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Observation Deck
May 01, 2009
Believe it or not, the yield curve is looking like its old normal self again; that is if you can overlook the near-zero-yielding portion of the curve.
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Observation Deck
April 01, 2009
In light of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and Stanford Financial Group fraud case, it is a good time for corporations to evaluate or reassess the safeguards for their investments.
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Advisories
March 10, 2009 Posted by
Amidst all the chatter over the pros and cons of the various government sponsored programs to cure the financial markets, it is worth noting that some of the targeted programs have produced positive results by any standard.
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Observation Deck
March 02, 2009
We in the U.S. finally got our stimulus package passed. That should do it, shouldn't it?
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Advisories
February 06, 2009
Since September 7, 2008 when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the "twins") into conservatorship, there has yet to be any serious public debate regarding the government's next steps.
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Observation Deck
February 02, 2009
Capital preservation and liquidity provision have always been the central investment objectives for a corporate cash investor.
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Advisories
January 13, 2009
Quantitative easing (QE) was the name given to the Bank of Japan's activities to stimulate their economy after they hit zero overnight interest rates.
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Observation Deck
January 02, 2009
Contrary to holiday ads screaming, buy, buy, buy... the current sentiment is clearly bye-bye buy.
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Advisories
December 09, 2008
Since when has "return" been a dirty word? Investors are in great pain these days, particularly in the money market arena.
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Advisories
December 09, 2008
On October 14, 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), together with the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve, announced the establishment of the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) to help restore market confidence and encourage liquidity in the banking system.
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